Crisis Mirror screening: "Future Suspended"
Crisis Mirror has the pleasure to invite you to the screening of the documentary Future Suspended (2013) on Thursday, March 13, at Støberiet (Blågårdsplads 3, 2200 Copenhagen N), starting at 20.00.
Through its cinematic traversal of today’s Athens, “Future Suspended” traces the rise of the authoritarian-financial complex and how this shrinks public space in the city, fuelling social despair and anger in return.
In three parts, Future Suspended navigates its way through the past and the present of the crisis as it gets inscribed in Athens dwellers’ minds, and as it plays out in their everyday lives. The first section, Privatised, explores the legacy of mass privatisation projects that preceded the 2004 Olympics, placing them in the context of present-day privatisation schemes.
Part two, Devalued, examines the ever-shrinking spaces of migrants in the city and the violent devaluation that comes as a result, in forms of racism and xenophobia. The final third, Militarised, explains how, at the exact moment when the state recedes from its welfare functions, this devaluation of life becomes a generalised condition.
Future Suspended is part of the research project at crisis-scape.net. The research team consists of Christos Filippidis, Antonis Vradis, Dimitris Dalakoglou, Ross Domoney and Jaya Klara Brekke. All music for Future Suspended iss composed by Giorgos Triantafyllou. The film is released under the Creative Commons.